Shadikongoro green-scheme gears up to produce sunflower oil

The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform’s executive director, Ndyakupi Nghituwamata, says Shadikongoro green-scheme has started harvesting the 24 hectares of sunflower plantations to produce cooking oil on site.

She said this on Monday, after visiting the Kavango East-based green-scheme irrigation project.

Nghituwamata says the management hopes to revive the sunflower processing facility.

“After they complete the harvest, they will start to process the sunflower seeds into cooking oil at the processing plant on the farm. We can assure the nation that this year there will be cooking oil that will come from the Shadikongoro Green Scheme and will be sold in local markets,” she said.

She said she is impressed by the green-scheme’s performance in the past cropping season, as they made a total of N$7 million, of which N$3,5 million is their own profit.

The manager of the Shadikongoro green-scheme irrigation project, Mutero Joseph, said they have employed 60 temporary workers to harvest the sunflower.

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